News Flash Home
The original item was published from 1/3/2020 9:59:01 AM to 1/11/2020 12:00:03 AM.

News Flash

Police Blotter

Posted on: January 3, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Police Blotter


Police Blotter

January 2, 2020

We've talked about what a sergeant is and what they do, , but what is a corporal?  A corporal is a rank below that of a sergeant.  In our department, their primary functions are to train new officers and act as a supervisor in the sergeant's absence.  Sergeants have to go on vacation sometimes and it’s the corporals who keep things running smoothly while their gone.  They have the same responsibilities to teach, coach, and lead their teams, but act at the direction of the sergeant.  It's a great job for anyone that's ever done it.  One of the coolest things in the world is to take a recruit straight out of the academy with no experience and turn them into a working police officer.  

On to the blotter!

20010192:  On January 2, 2020, at about 5:49 p.m., Officer Mattson responded with other officers to a disturbance in which a man was refusing to leave a business.  We're not entirely sure why, but he had taken a seat on the floor and wouldn't go after the manager asked him to leave.  The body-cam doesn't show it well, but when you listen to the audio you quickly realize what an amazing job Officer Mattson did.  He stayed calm, spoke in a conversational tone and did his best to understand the man's perspective.   Officer Mattson then took time to explain the law, ask the man to leave and suggested alternatives to arrest.  He even offered to give the man some of our Christmas Cheer money to get him a hotel room.  This is how we train our officers to respond.  In an ideal world, it will go down just like this.  Unfortunately, the man still refused to leave and declined all offers of assistance and we had to arrest the 27 year old Portland, OR man for Trespassing.

20010215:  On January 2, 2020, at about 10:42 p.m., Officer C. Smith responded to a report of an intoxicated female attempting to enter a parked vehicle.  When he arrived in the area, he found the woman inside a business attempting to pay for a pizza.  She was heavily intoxicated, though, and couldn't figure out how to pay for it.  That's pretty drunk.  So, drunk that she was swaying back and forth while talking to Officer C. Smith.  He did his best to find out where she was staying and how she was getting home, but she wasn't able to articulate any of that.  Sizing up the situation, Officer C. Smith thought the best thing to do was to arrest the 34 year old Longmont, CO woman for Public Intoxication.  Her portable breath test at the jail was a .26%.  Yikes.

That's it for yesterday's reports, Jackson.  Join us again Monday to see how the weekend went.  Be safe and stay out of trouble.

Facebook Twitter Email